Well, first I was targeting the mac pro to usefor Mac OS and Windows XP. (i'm looking to buy my first Mac) Would have given me the best of both worlds and to back up my PC software/games etc. Then I looked at the Macbook Pro. Never had a notebook before and thought the portability would be nice, plus I could use my 21"CRT monitor for desk work. Still thinking Mac Pro or MBP because both could use this monitor. So then I started waiting, like most of you, for a update. Since that time I picked up a new Dell (got a great deal that I could not pass up). So now I no longer need a Mac Pro to back up my PC needs and this allows me to get a Mac without infecting it with any Windows software. Now it looked like the MBP would be my only target. However, since i was still waiting, I thought about my options again and started liking the iMac. I figured for the price it would be much more powerful than the MBP and a 24" Screen would let me enjoy my Mac experience more. I didnt want my first Mac experience to be on a 15" or 17" screen. Don't u agree that the iMac is the better machine if portability isnt critical to me? I want to use it for making movies, animation, music etc. I'm no pro but I'd like to have the room if I start getting a little heavy duty. Plus I can use my CRT for more desktop space. 2 Monitors !! So, I'm waiting for the iMac to update now lol. But at least I have my Dell to keep me busy.